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Australia, the world’s greatest… polluters

Economics of Contentment Part 07 – First published on the Sydney Opera House Ideas website.

In this installment of ‘The Economics of Contentment,’ John Treadgold considers how we should factor our own happiness against those of future generations. Yes, climate change is on the table, and John tries to bring some much needed clarity to the policy debates we’ve seen hashed out these past few years.

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Letting the good times roll, with Aussie growth

Economics of Contentment Part 01 – First published on the Sydney Opera House Ideas website.

We’re continually told that we’re the “lucky country,” and yet public sentiment resembles a nation gripped by depression. Is it that our economy isn’t strong, that it is and we just don’t realise, or is it that we want something more? In his weekly, John Treadgold will be looking at the sources of the discontentment that seem to dominate political debate. In his first installment, John paints a glittering economic backdrop against which our dramedy of contentment plays out.

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